It appears that both President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gave orders to do everything in our power for those stricken in Benghazi ... but that order was mishandled by General Carter Ham, who for reasons unknown, decided to send support to Tripoli and not Benghazi.

Ham was in overall command of military forces when the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks were launched on the American consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Congressman Trey Gowdy who led the Congressional investigation into the attacks stated that Carter Ham acknowledges that he altered President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's order to deploy to Benghazi to rescue American personnel, and redirected the deployment to Tripoli, Libya instead. <Source>

Is it possible that Barack Obama is throwing National Security Advisor Tom Donilon under the bus prior to any discovery of wrongdoing in connection with Benghazi? And, forever sealing the lips of lying liberal United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice who openly told and repeated lies relating to Benghazi?

The have been numerous suspicions that National Security Advisor Tom Donilon may have run a rogue operation out of the White House in connection with Hillary Clinton and the Department of State. One that resulted in military-grade weaponry being given to Muslim Terrorists. And, that Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi to negotiate the purchase of Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and other weaponry from terrorists lest it be used to down a civilian airliner and the terrorist attack be traced to American weaponry and its actual source.

Tom Donilon resigns …

Tom Donilon resigning as national security adviser; Susan Rice to replace him

President Obama announced Wednesday that national security adviser Thomas E. Donilon is resigning his post and will be replaced by U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, a close confidant who has been strongly criticized by Republicans but is widely expected to move into the job. Obama said Donilon “has decided to step aside at the beginning of July.” Rice, one of Obama’s most trusted foreign policy advisers, does not need Senate confirmation to take Donilon’s place.  Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice will take Tom Donilon’s place as national security adviser, and Samantha Power will replace Rice at the U.N.

This year, she withdrew her name from consideration to become secretary of state — a position that does require Senate confirmation — in the face of extensive criticism of her role in the aftermath of the Sept. 11-12, 2012, attacks on two U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya. The attacks killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. <Source>

Donilon’s role in Benghazi affair questioned …

Gingrich Claims Emails May Prove White House Could Have Ordered Benghazi Stand Down

“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News . “They were a group in real-time trying to mobilize Marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House ‘stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action.’”

Gingrich continued, “If that’s true, and I’ve been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. senator, if that’s true and that comes out in the next day or two, I think it raises enormous questions about the president’s role, Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser’s role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has taken it on his own shoulders, that he said don’t go. And I think that’s very dubious, given that the president said he had instructions they are supposed to do everything they could to secure American personnel.”

According to Gingrich if this information is accurate, there is only two possible conclusions:” that the the secretary of defense usurped the commander in chief or that President Obama never gave the order.”

According to liberal Fox pundit Bob Beckel, speaking on the O’Reilly Factor, thought that Donilon was the most likely source of the false and misleading taking points given to Susan Rice and others. If this is true, one might think that Donilon was invested in characterizing Benghazi as a protest. Whatever Donilon did, however, was done in the White House and under the President’s nose – if not with his direct approval, then with his tacit approval. Since Donilon is now out of the White House, he is in a free fire zone to be thrown under the bus to save the President’s sorry ass.

Leon Panetta thrown under the bus?

Report: Leon Panetta revealed classified SEAL unit info

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed the name of the Navy SEAL unit that carried out the Osama bin Laden raid and named the unit’s ground commander at a 2011 ceremony attended by “Zero Dark Thirty” filmmaker Mark Boal, according to a draft Pentagon inspector general’s report obtained by a watchdog group.

Panetta also disclosed classified information designated as “top secret” and “secret” during his presentation at the CIA awards ceremony, says the draft IG report published Wednesday by the Project on Government Oversight. <Source>

Why is this important? Leon Panetta was one of those Obama Administration officials who was complicit in attempting to cover-up the “stand down” order by claiming that the military never takes precipitous action without intelligence, which is a stone-faced lie considering that the CIF (Commander’s In Extremis Force) often travels to hotspots to assess situations and take direct action with little more than information being written on a napkin.

Panetta: 'You Don't Deploy Forces Into Harm's Way Without Knowing What's Going On'

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday told a Pentagon briefing, "We -- we quickly responded, as General Dempsey said, in terms of deploying forces to the region. We had FAST platoons in the region. We had ships that we had deployed off of Libya. And we were prepared to respond to any contingency and certainly had forces in place to do that.

"But -- but the basic principle here -- basic principle is that you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on; without having some real-time information about what's taking place. And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, General Ham, General Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation." <Source>

Speaking of General Carter Ham, it appears that the General was relieved of command under suspicious circumstances; widely believed for challenging either the President or the President’s advisors when it came to sending aid to the stricken Americans. It should also be noted that “Navy Rear Admiral, former commander of the USS John Stennis Strike Group, Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette was mysteriously relieved of duty, and all the brass will say is he is ‘under investigation’ for, get this, ‘inappropriate leadership judgment.’"

Benghazi Purge – Gen. Ham rumored to have wanted to rescue trapped Americans – Now replaced

Highly-respected Army Gen. Carter Ham, boss at Africa Command the past 18 months, suddenly is brought home after rumors he was outraged when his offer to send in a reaction team to save the besieged Americans at Benghazi was turned down. There are reports that the general had a rapid response team all set to go, but was ordered to "stand down."
Sources say the general said "to hell with that" and insisted the rescue attempt be tried. Within two minutes of the order, it is said the general was apprehended and his second-in-command officially relieved him of command. <Source>

Many questions remain about the roles of those heavily involved in the Benghazi cover-up …

  • How did Ambassador Stevens die and what was the condition of his body? Where is the autopsy?

Al Qaeda weapons expert says U.S. ambassador to Libya killed by lethal injection

A State Department Accountability Review Board report and an interim House Republican report on the attack gave no cause of death for Stevens, whose body was recovered by local Libyans in the early morning hours of Sept. 12.

The House report, “Interim Progress Report for the House Republican Conference,” said “Libyan doctors tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate Ambassador Stevens upon his arrival at the hospital.”

To date, no official cause of death for Stevens has been made public, although it was reported that a Libyan doctor who examined Stevens said he died from apparent smoke inhalation and related asphyxiation.

Video and photos of Stevens being handled by a mob in Benghazi were posted on the Internet. It is not clear from the images whether he was dead or alive at the time.

However, according to the March 14 posting on an al Qaeda-linked website, Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, the al Qaeda weapons expert, stated that Stevens was given a lethal injection and that the injection was overlooked during the medical autopsy. <Source>

  • Never-ending, ongoing investigation: Has the FBI been compromised?

Is it likely that the White House is manipulating the Department of Justice and the FBI to keep Benghazi details from becoming public, citing a combination of national security concerns and an “official ongoing FBI investigation” as the reason for delaying the release of any information that may prove embarrassing to the White House, and/or relate to criminal (impeachable) evidence of wrongdoing? Considering the unexplained White House claims of “executive privilege” and the unconstitutional and possible perjury of Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, one can only wonder if Holder is pulling a Janet Reno and protecting the President in the same way he protected former President Bill Clinton during the Clinton Administration?

Bottom line …

Susan Rice was named to the President's National Security staff to keep her from being supoenaed before Congress to tell what she knows about Benghazi. Amazing how Obama manipulated the separation of powers clause to insure Rice's silence.

There are now two operative theories involving the Benghazi cover-up, with both of them resonating as being highly probable, given the actions of the Obama Administration in past and present matters of corrupt politics and the subversion of the U.S. Constitution …

One, there was a rogue foreign policy intervention being run by the White House and the State Department that saw military weapons conveyed into the hands of Islamic terrorists; with the potential that such weapons could be used against American civilians or targets and be traced back to their original source. And, that Ambassador Stevens was actually dealing in arms transfers to our enemies or trying to retrieve stinger missiles that were provided to the terrorists.

Two, that President Obama and Vice President Biden were elsewhere occupied on a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Benghazi response was usurped by unqualified National Security Advisors, Denis McDonough and Tom Donilon, who lacked the authority to take action – but whose actions would prove that Obama was not acting in his role of Commander-in-Chief prior to the presidential election. For those wanting to read more about the Benghazi  timeline and the possibility of this theory, click here. Here is the official White House photo by Pete Souza on September 11, 2012. The caption is: “Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor, left, updates the President and Vice President on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Chief of Staff Jack Lew are at right.”


Whatever the reason, the American public has been openly lied to about the Benghazi incident and the cover-up to preserve President Obama’s Second Term presidential prospects in 2012 election. Serious crimes may have been committed, including perjury: the violation of one’s oath of office – a high crime and misdemeanor that can lead to impeachment and/or criminal prosecution if wrongdoing is discovered.

As for lying to the American people and the rest of the world, I can only recall President Obama’s Ramadan message on August 11, 2010 when he said …

“These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”         ~ Barack Hussein Obama

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